On September 14th, he went 5-for-5 with 7 RBIs and 7 runs batted in to lead Chicago to a 17-7 victory over his former team the Tigers. He finished the season with a.330 average, 18 home runs, and 80 RBIs in 136 games.
To go along with his 171 hits and an OPS+ of 138, he knocked in 75 runs. Although he hit 19 homers in 93 games in 2018, he was unable to maintain that level of productivity as he batted .236.
In addition, his OBP dropped from .380 to .281 and his OPS dropped from 96 to 96. After undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in late April, he was forced to miss two months of football.
After the 2018 season, Garcia became a free agent, but the White Sox, who had decided to move on from him, had little interest in his services because he had just had a bad year and had only played up to his enormous potential once in the previous five years.
He signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on January 18, 2019. His salary was guaranteed, but he had the potential to earn up to $6 million if he could consistently play.
The Rays’ decision to sign Avisail turned out to be a great one, as he became a regular member of one of the finest teams in the American League, playing both right field and DH.
How Much Does Avisaíl García Make?
Avisail Garcia earns a yearly salary of $13,250,000 on average. Garcia will be paid a basic salary of $12,000,000 in 2022.